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Las Vegas Sands Plans Nongaming Venture Near Macau

Las Vegas Sands Corp. signed an agreement with the city of Zhuhai to master plan a 1,300-acre parcel with nongaming attractions, such as resort villas, golf courses and a marina.

Singapore Casino Bill Open for Public Discussion

International News Brief: The Singapore government has released the Casino Control Bill released on Monday for public discussion.

Singapore Drafts Casino Control Bill

International News Brief: A Casino Control Bill has been drafted to regulate the casino gaming industry in Singapore.

Singapore Launches Problem Gambler Website

International News Brief: Singapore has launched a website for problem gamblers as part of the government's plan to address concerns over a possible rise in bankruptcies and gambling addiction, four years ahead of the scheduled opening of two casinos.

Ex-Jueteng Workers Asked to Not Collect Bets

International News Brief: The Philippine National Police in Pampanga is discouraging former jueteng bet collectors from acting as agents of Lotto and Easy-Two bettors.

Casino Proposed for Ho Chi Minh

International News Brief: A lawmaker in Vietnam’s commercial hub Ho Chi Minh City has proposed that the city should build a casino dedicated to serving foreigners.

Casino Resort Planned for Philippines

International News Brief: A Korean investor is building a Twin Tower hotel, called Subic Paradise Condominium Hotel and Casino, together with a Retirees’ Village inside the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority.

South Korean Gambling Figures Released

International News Brief: A total of 270,190 people have lost 681.5 billion won gambling in a local casino from October 2004 to July this year, an opposition lawmaker claimed Tuesday.

Steve Wynn's prospects in Singapore, Station Casinos' Plans in Reno and More

Steve Wynn exudes a quiet confidence about his company's chances of landing a highly sought-after license to develop a casino in Singapore.

SMG Added to Keppel-Harrah's Bid

International News Brief: Singapore's Keppel Land Ltd. and U.S.-based Harrah's Entertainment Inc. Thursday said they have added SMG Worldwide as a partner in their bid to build and operate the city-state's first casino resort.

Malaysian Government Releases Gambling Numbers

News Brief: The Malaysian government collected more than RM7 billion in taxes from gambling activities between 2001 and 2004, according to the finance ministry.

Chinese Bookie Sentenced

International News Brief: The organizer of an illegal online football gambling site has been sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison by the Beijing No 1 Intermediate People's Court.

Genting Highlands Gets Makeover

International News Brief: Genting Highlands, Malaysia's oldest casino resort, is undergoing an image revamp in its bid to out-do increasing competition.

Chinese Officials Seek Advice From UNLV Tourism Faculty

Chinese officials are looking to nab some serious American trade secrets.

Lottery to Replace Jueteng in Phillipines

International News Brief: Small town lottery, a legalized version of the illegal numbers games jueteng, masiao and loteng, is set to operate in various parts of the Philippines.

Macau Gaming Tax Rises

International News Brief: Macau's income from direct gaming tax rose 17.8 percent year-on-year in the first eight months, according to official statistics issued here on Monday.

Singapore to Miss September Deadline

International News Brief: Singapore is likely to miss an end-September deadline to issue tender documents for a casino resort on Marina Bay, people involved in the process say.

Website Attracts Japanese Gamblers

International News Brief: A new type of Web site has proved to be a Japanese gambler's online paradise.

Golden Resorts Loss Up

International News Brief: Golden Resorts Group, a Hong Kong watchmaker turned Macau hotel-casino operator, said its first-half loss widened sharply to HK$365.9 million from HK$3.2 million a year earlier thanks largely to new accounting rules.

Singapore Prepares Request for Proposals

International News Brief: Singapore is preparing a formal request for proposals from a dozen hotel and development groups that are seeking concessions to operate casino-resorts in the city-state.

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